Mark is the ranking member of the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. He is also a member of the Rules and Early learning & K-12 Education committees and serves on the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee.
Mark has written legislation that has improved health care transparency, financial literacy, and employees ability to save for retirement. His Senate Bill 6228 requires health insurance carriers to provide price and quality information to enable members to make treatment choices based on cost, quality and patient experience. His Senate Bill 5202 requires schools to teach basics such as how to manage a checkbook, how savings compound and provide financial security, and so forth. His Senate Bill 5826 enables small business owners to offer simple, affordable retirement savings plans run entirely by the private sector at no cost to the employer and minimal cost to employees.
Mark played key roles in enabling a new high school in the middle of Maple Valley, enhancing Lake Sammamish State Park and bringing improvements to the historic district in downtown Snoqualmie.
After more than 12 years in international finance at Bank of America and serving as the Global Head of Foreign Currency Options Trading, which made him responsible for doing business across three different continents, Mark returned to his home state. From 2009 to 2012, he served as an Issaquah City Councilman. Mark currently owns two small businesses in Issaquah: Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Mark earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Evans School at the University of Washington and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University. Mark attended Foster High School in Tukwila and was the Washington State high school tennis champion in 1989 and 1990. Mark has four young daughters between the ages of five and 12.